I have been contacting parents about behavior in my "bad" classes which I have found to be somewhat effective. Most of the parents have been very supportive and I have noticed *some* change in the behavior. I have two parents that I am stuck on in terms of how to communicate. One parent has known to be a difficult one, although she hasn't been with me yet. Her son is disruptive in class and gets no work done. It is likely because he cannot do the work & he demonstrates lots of work avoidance. I emailed mom yesterday to let her know about her son's behavior during a test this week. He was supposed to have a detention with me on Wednesday, but he had a detention with another teacher. I also realized that her son was asking to go to the bathroom during the Do Now. The mom wants to meet which is fine but I'm not really sure what to say in the meeting. The VP told me that her mom thinks that her son is not being challenged enough which we both agreed is not true. The student was absent yesterday so he will definitely be more confused when he comes back to class on Monday. I also have been emailing another mother who is very supportive. Her son showed improvement last week so I sent her a positive email. However, this week her son has been RUDE. I usually redirect kids when they need it during a lesson. Most kids are fine with it, but her son would respond with "Am I not allowed to turn around?" He also talked throughout his detention and I know I should have given him another one for it! (The science teacher said that kids earn another detention for talking in detention!) I'm thinking of waiting it out and emailing mom next week if his behavior continues. How do you email parents with if their child is just rude?